ArtPlay Classes

Pre-K

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    Creative Movement

    Ages 3 - 5 | Tuesdays | 10:00 am - 10:45 am

    In this class, students will use their imaginations to bring stories and characters to life through movement to live music and rhythms. Activities in this class will promote...

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    Me & You & Paint & Glue

    Ages 1 - 3 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 10:45 am

    Join Birmingham’s favorite Wacky Nanny as you create new masterpieces. These simple projects will help your child develop the artist inside, and they will have fun while creating with you …

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    Creative Wacky Wonders

    Ages 4 - 6 | Saturdays | 11:00 am - 11:45 am

    This mixed-media art class with the Wacky Nanny focuses on imagination and creation. Children will be led through projects that will open their creative minds and allow them to...

  • Family Workshop: Family Mardi Gras Mask Making

    Saturday | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Laissez les bons temps rouler! Celebrate Mardi Gras and the history of Carnival with the whole family at ArtPlay and create your very own mask! $15 per person...

  • Family Workshop: The Art of Origami

    Saturday | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    This family-friendly workshop will teach you the art of paper folding. You will focus on foundation folding and can choose from traditional and non-traditional models such as animals,

Elementary & Middle

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    Musical Theater Workshop Series: Vocal Audition and Song Interpretation

    Ages 10 - 18 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Join Theatre UAB’s  Valerie Accetta and ArtPlay as you explore the world of musical theater through vocal auditions. Build your audition book, develop a character and learn to...

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    Dance for Musical Theater – Section A

    Ages 7 - 12 | Tuesdays | 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

    In this class, students will focus on dance techniques used in musical theater auditions and productions. Students will learn what directors and choreographers are looking for in auditions,

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    Nature as Art

    Ages 10 - 14 | Thursdays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    This class will help you find ways to create art, including paper making, print making and dyes, using what you can find simply by stepping outside into your...

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    Intro to Musical Theater

    Ages 7 - 12 | Thursdays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Sing and dance in Broadway-style numbers while discovering the rich history of the American musical theater tradition. Learn to become a triple threat by honing your skills in acting,

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    ArtPlay Kids Acting

    Ages 7 - 12 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Actor and educator Darrell Revel will guide participants through the basics of theater. Students will learn theater games, improvisation, monologues, scene work, stage make-up application, and voice and...

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    If These Masks Could Talk

    Ages 10 - 14 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    This class is designed to promote a greater understanding of six masks of antiquity. The students will be given historical backgrounds about specific masks and the people associated...

  • Musical Theater Workshop Series: Choreography

    Ages 10 - 18 | Saturday | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Dance, in the world of musical theater, is very important.  Imagine some of your favorite shows without the soul-stirring dance numbers. This workshop, which is the third of...

  • Musical Theater Workshop Series: Headshots

    Ages 10 - 18 | Saturday | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    First impressions are important, so have your headshots done by photographer Tammy Stringfellow to attach to your resume.  Register for all four musical theater workshops to receive $25...

  • Family Workshop: Family Mardi Gras Mask Making

    Saturday | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Laissez les bons temps rouler! Celebrate Mardi Gras and the history of Carnival with the whole family at ArtPlay and create your very own mask! $15 per person...

  • Family Workshop: The Art of Origami

    Saturday | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    This family-friendly workshop will teach you the art of paper folding. You will focus on foundation folding and can choose from traditional and non-traditional models such as animals,

High School

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    Musical Theater Workshop Series: Vocal Audition and Song Interpretation

    Ages 10 - 18 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Join Theatre UAB’s  Valerie Accetta and ArtPlay as you explore the world of musical theater through vocal auditions. Build your audition book, develop a character and learn to...

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    Writing in the Middle: Flash Poetry and Micro-Memoir

    Ages 16 - Adult | Tuesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Use style and structure to relate your stories quickly and with pizazz. We read some example poems and memoirs, but most of our time will be spent generating...

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    Dance for Musical Theater – Section B

    Ages 13 - 18 | Saturdays | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    In this class, students will focus on dance techniques used in musical theater auditions and productions. Students will learn what directors and choreographers are looking for in auditions,

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    The Acting Studios

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Acting Studio teaching artist Susan McCain follows legendary Lee Strasberg’s design, beginning with sensory work, the heart of the method, which focuses on nailing that tricky audition...

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    Visual Art Sampler

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join local artist Bo Hughins as you explore the vast world of visual arts. Students will delve into the basics of watercolor, drawing, and calligraphy/lettering. Taste our visual...

  • Musical Theater Workshop Series: Choreography

    Ages 10 - 18 | Saturday | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Dance, in the world of musical theater, is very important.  Imagine some of your favorite shows without the soul-stirring dance numbers. This workshop, which is the third of...

  • Workshop: Hip Hop Recording for Teens

    Saturday | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    This workshop offers a glimpse into the world of beat making and provides you with the skills to make beats for a variety of genres such as hip...

  • Musical Theater Workshop Series: Headshots

    Ages 10 - 18 | Saturday | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    First impressions are important, so have your headshots done by photographer Tammy Stringfellow to attach to your resume.  Register for all four musical theater workshops to receive $25...

  • Family Workshop: Family Mardi Gras Mask Making

    Saturday | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Laissez les bons temps rouler! Celebrate Mardi Gras and the history of Carnival with the whole family at ArtPlay and create your very own mask! $15 per person...

  • Family Workshop: The Art of Origami

    Saturday | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    This family-friendly workshop will teach you the art of paper folding. You will focus on foundation folding and can choose from traditional and non-traditional models such as animals,

Adult

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    Writing in the Middle: Flash Poetry and Micro-Memoir

    Ages 16 - Adult | Tuesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Use style and structure to relate your stories quickly and with pizazz. We read some example poems and memoirs, but most of our time will be spent generating...

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    The Acting Studios

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Acting Studio teaching artist Susan McCain follows legendary Lee Strasberg’s design, beginning with sensory work, the heart of the method, which focuses on nailing that tricky audition...

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    Visual Art Sampler

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join local artist Bo Hughins as you explore the vast world of visual arts. Students will delve into the basics of watercolor, drawing, and calligraphy/lettering. Taste our visual...

  • Workshop: Candle Making

    Saturday | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Nothing says Fall more than lighting a candle and cozying up in your favorite sweater. With the help of Loyalty Scents, come make a new fall-scented candle that...

  • Workshop: Hip Hop Recording for Adults

    Saturday | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    This workshop offers a glimpse into the world of beat making and provides you with the skills to make beats for a variety of genres such as hip...

  • Workshop: Coffee Tasting and Painting

    Saturday | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Can’t get enough coffee? We have a treat for you! Seeds Coffee Co. will be hosting a global coffee tasting for adults at ArtPlay. After the tasting, we...

  • Love Poems and Chocolate Tasting

    Friday | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Forget Hallmark! This workshop will teach you how to really woo your SWEETie. Guaranteed to help you tap into your inner Romeo or Juliet and compose a love...

  • Family Workshop: Family Mardi Gras Mask Making

    Saturday | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Laissez les bons temps rouler! Celebrate Mardi Gras and the history of Carnival with the whole family at ArtPlay and create your very own mask! $15 per person...

  • Family Workshop: The Art of Origami

    Saturday | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    This family-friendly workshop will teach you the art of paper folding. You will focus on foundation folding and can choose from traditional and non-traditional models such as animals,